In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to knit the Spine stitch. A crossed pattern, easy to knit (there are only two steps and two rows to memorize).
This dense stitch has a beautiful texture, and in this lesson, you’ll also learn how to cross stitches without using a cable needle.
The Spine stitch is ideal for knitting an infinity cowl, a maxi scarf, a sweater, or a rectangular shawl. It’s not reversible, but it’s perfect for any big piece (using thick wool and big needles, to get the chunky look!).
It shares the same DNA as the:
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
CL (Left-leaning cross): Knit the second stitch on the left-hand needle through the back loop. Without taking it off the needle, knit the first stitch through the front loop. Drop both stitches.
CD (Right-leaning cross): Knit the second stitch on the left-hand needle through the front loop. Without taking it off the needle, knit the first stitch through the front loop. Drop both stitches.
BO: Bind off
How to knit the Spine stitch
CO multiples of 4; i.e.: 4 * 3 = 12 stitches.
1º and every odd row (RS): *CL, CR*. Repeat from * to *, to end.
2º and every even row: Purl across.
These two rows form the pattern. Keep repeating them until the desired length is reached. When finished, BO purlwise after a row 2.
This is the wrong side of the work:
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Hugs and happy knitting
Carolina – So Woolly